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Carron Surname Meaning

Scottish Irish and French: variant of Caron and in North America also an altered form of this (at least as a surname of French origin). Compare Carro 6 and Carrow Manx: variant of Karran a shortened form of Gaelic Mac (Giolla) Ciaráin ‘son of (the devotee of) Ciarán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of Gaelic ciar Manx keeir ‘black’. Spanish: metonymic occupational name from an augmentative of carro ‘cart’. The surname is found in Extremadura. Italian (Veneto): possibly an augmentative of Carro 3 or Caro .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cardon, Carton, Farron, Harron, Corron, Carrow, Catron, Marron, Caron

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Where is the Carron family from?

You can see how Carron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carron families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 53 Carron families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Carron's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Carron families in 1891.
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What did your Carron ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Carron. 50% of Carron men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Carron women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carron were Seeking Work and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Seeking Work
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    12%
  • Domestic Servant
    9%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Carron. For the veterans among your Carron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carron lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Carron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Carron in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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